Monday, February 28, 2011

Teen Writers' Group

Don't forget! Teen Writers Group this Tuesday at 6 pm in room 169!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Book Review: Knuckle Sandwich

Knuckle Sandwich by Adam Palmer 4/5 stars

Jeremiah is the bass player in a three member college Christian rock band in the 1990s. They seem bound for fame, but things begin to unravel as egos, young romances, and stage politics start to interfere. Adam Palmer brings his real life credentials in this funny, interesting look into the life of an 'almost had it big' band that's high on its Christian message without being annoying. 

I guess what pushed this commendable first effort from a former musician turned teen Christian fiction writer from a three to a four star rating for me was that so few Christian fiction books, especially ones with guy appeal, deal with these issues so honestly. There's real temptations (and failures), Christian hypocrisy, and satire of Christian consumer culture here, but it isn't explicit or exploitative, the characters are real and relatable even as they screw up, and the satire isn't mean spirited. 

It's a good choice for teens 9th grade and up looking for something a bit different from Christian fiction. Perhaps the biggest negative is that it's firmly rooted in the 1990s culture Palmer came from, and might seem a bit dated in places

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Teen Improv Night

Tonight at 6 pm is Teen Improv Night at the Rogers Public Library! Come show off your acting skills!

Don't forget: This Tuesday at 6 is our First Tuesday Teen Writers' Group.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Game Night

Don't forget, Teen Game Night is tonight at 6 in the community room! Super Smash Bros, Guitar Hero and more!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Anime Club

For those who can make it, our Teen Anime program at 1 pm today is on. We'll have refreshments and anime to view!

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Library Closed: No Movie Night

Our Thursday movie for February 9th has been canceled, as we will not be open.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Thursday Movie: Prom Night in Mississippi

 Prom Night in Mississippi (PG) Thursday, February 10, 6-7:30 pm

A high school in a small-town in Mississippi prepares for its first integrated senior prom. With Morgan Freeman. Directed by Paul Saltzman.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Library Closed Wednesday

Library will be closed again Wednesday due to weather.

Library Closed, Writing Group Canceled

The Library will be closed today due to weather. Our Teen Writers' Group meeting has also been canceled. We'll meet next month.